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Old 12-15-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Bearing Packer

I've been repacking bearings by hand most of my life, but saw a real professional repack some trailer wheel bearings with a manual bearing packer similar to this: http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-34550-Ha...+grease+packer

This seems to be a great improvement on using the cup of my hand to repack bearings. Do any of you have a recommendation of a brand for this type of tool?
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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If you're working by the hour and repack bearings on a regular basis I can see it but for a few bearings a year I'll keep doing it manually.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:38 PM   #3
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I've had that exact tool for 20 years. The mess it saves is worth the $20.00 to me. It's got a dust cap that goes on top, so you pack it full of your fav grease and it stays clean. It does a fantastic job and has packed HUNDREDS of sets of bearings.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:45 PM   #4
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I have one. Once you use it you will wounder how you packed bearings by hand.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
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That one you found on Amazon is probably a decently priced deal. I'd stick with that.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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I wonder how small of a bearing it will work on?

Yep, I've been doing it the old fashioned way for the last 40 years
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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Mine will do 13mm ID up to 95mm OD.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:03 PM   #8
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Napa sells a similar nylon "double cone" tool which has a grease gun fitting. Used to be $10.00 or so.
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:06 PM   #9
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Napa sells a similar nylon "double cone" tool which has a grease gun fitting. Used to be $10.00 or so.
this looks similar..


http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0726&ppt=C0164
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:57 PM   #10
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I used to have one of those in my shop, but these days I use this grease gun cone version, quick and easy....but for wheel bearings on a disc brake car or a truck, you need good grease in your gun. Otherwise I still pack by hand.

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